1A

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1A from WAMU and NPR is a new show for a changing America. Every day, host Joshua Johnson convenes a conversation about the most important issues of our time.

The show takes a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world.

With a name inspired by the 1st amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the fissures that divide the country. The program also delves into pop culture, sports, and humor.

1A’s goal is to act as a national mirror—taking time to help America look at itself and to ask what it wants to be. 1A is produced at WAMU 88.5, and distributed by NPR.

the1a.org: Find out more about what you heard on a recent program here.

Regina King is a trailblazer, and the Television Academy has noticed.

The actress and director received an Emmy nom for the fourth year in a row — this time, for Outstanding Lead Actress in “Seven Seconds”, a crime drama series that premiered on Netflix in February.

The New York Times reported a scoop Saturday night that White House counsel Don McGahn is cooperating with the Mueller investigation.

From the article:

Americans In Combat

19 hours ago

Journalist C.J. Chivers doesn’t sugarcoat the American war effort in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Aug 16, 2018

“The American Journey” is a classroom staple. The textbook has been described as a ‘superb, readable presentation of American history, from pre-exploration to the present.’ It is read by millions who are often tested on its contents every year.

But sociologist James Loewen discovered that the 2015 edition of the book contained passages like this one, about The Civil War.

Bo Burnham isn’t afraid of awkwardness. In fact, he’s built a career on it.

The 27-year-old comedian and musician achieved accidental fame on YouTube over a decade ago. At 18, he became the youngest comic to have his own special on Comedy Central.

Through his self-deprecating style, Burnham explores and parodies subjects like love, anxiety, and the internet. So it’s no surprise that his latest project, a full-length feature film, deals with those subjects, too.

The Future Of For-Profit Colleges

Aug 16, 2018

Higher education facilities like the University of Phoenix and Capella Universities have been heavily scrutinized by journalists and the federal government alike.

That’s because they are for-profit colleges. But under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, regulations around them may change.

On Friday, DeVos’ administration moved to eliminate a rule that required for-profit college to demonstrate that enrolled students can be gainfully employed.

Here’s a new phrase for you: “The Googlification of the classroom.” Tech reporter Natasha Singer covered it for The New York Times in 2017.

She wrote that Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the country has been at the forefront of introducing the tech giant’s low-cost and free tools into the classroom.

Google bypassed administrators and school boards, reaching out directly to educators, she wrote, and it raises the question of whether our public schools should “turn out knowledgeable citizens or skilled workers.”

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a new report revealing shocking levels of sex abuse in the Catholic Church across six dioceses.

The report lists over 300 clergy members accused of abusing more than 1,000 children.

Read the report in full here

Sandy Hook. Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Columbine.

These names are synonymous with the terror of a school shooting.

But the amount of school shootings isn’t growing, despite enhanced fear.

NPR spoke to an expert who has done research on school shootings.

Life With Lyme Disease

Aug 14, 2018

Across the country, about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are documented every year, but there are as many as 300,000 cases annually that meet the definition of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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